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Red Sox need to redefine strategy

This time, they say, they'll be disciplined and smart -- but what does that mean?

Updated: August 28, 2012, 6:47 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- So, we are entering a new era of "disciplined" decisions for the Boston Red Sox, if Ben Cherington is to believed, which by definition implies that the choices made by his predecessor and friend, Theo Epstein, to add Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford for a combined outlay of nearly $300 million were not. Neither was extending Josh Beckett's contract by four years and $68 million.

What does discipline imply, then? That the Red Sox will no longer be shelling out ...

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